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The State Department has a disastrous manpower shortage

Editors, Washington Examiner

Leaderless and without navigators to direct it, the ship of American diplomacy is adrift in the fog. But while the Senate deserves criticism for not yet approving CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as America's chief diplomat, that's far from the only malady afflicting the Department of State. The Trump administration bears blame itself for its continuing failure to appoint talented officials to crucial roles at the department's Foggy Bottom headquarters.